Market Samurai is still the go-to tool for most of us when it comes to keyword research. While based on a freely accessible source for its data (the Google Keyword Tool), it boasts a powerful set of features like its own network of proxy servers, good filtering capabilities and extensive analysis functions.
However, I’ve recently decided to run a quick experiment to find out if there was a quick and simple way to add way more targeted keywords than what Market Samura finds (800 if you’re logged in to you Adwords account).
Obviously, you can simply dig deeper in Market Samurai directly, taking the keywords it finds and using them as seed keywords for deeper searches. But I opted for another approach, with my trusted Scrapebox tool. Are you interested in my approach and results?
Market Samurai and Scrapebox = double power
For one of my newer sites, I wanted to research “wireless routers“. This is a niche with plenty of good keywords, so Market Samurai easily generated the maximum allowed by Google Keyword Tool, i.e. 800.
You can see the results below.
In the second step, I fired up Scrapebox and launched keyword scrapers.
In the Select Keyword Scraper Sources, all options are active. “Wireless router” is my seed keyword.
In the first run, Scrapebox returned 73 keywords. While not impressive, it is just a beginning, as we are now about to do a second pass. I will copy all found keywords from the right column as seed keywords to my left column, and let Scrapebox do its job once again.
It will take a while, but generally, just a few minutes. Scrapebox is simply so much faster to work with than Market Samurai, it is quite refreshing. In my case, after removing duplicates, I was left with 939 new keywords. What’s important, they were all targeted, no garbage.
Yet, we still have to find out how many duplicates there are between MS and SB. Well, that is an easy part – when you paste more keywords to Market Samurai, it automatically deletes duplicates. So, let’s paste our SB results:
Whoa, 1652 keywords, meaning we have approximately twice as many keywords as with Market Samurai only. All targeted, many nice buying keywords, many long-tail phrases.
If you have more tricks to find good keywords, please share them in the comments.
To your success!